Organic Traditional Rice - Direct from Farmers

Organic Traditional Rice - Direct from Farmers

Traditional rice varieties is also a big medicine. Rice is considered as a important food in the Asian continent. Nearly 60% of the world population consume rice as their primary food. There were more than 3 lakhs of rice varieties in India and more than five thousand varieties was available in Tamilnadu. Currently we were able to save nearly 200 varieties in Tamilnadu. Every rice varieties are unique of their own. There are rice varieties which can withstand flood, heavy winds also some varieties can grow without water. Different rice varieties for different kind of peoples was also available For Ex. for diabetic peoples, for pregnant ladies, for children’s, for old age peoples, for youngsters etc. These high value traditional rice varieties started loosing its existence after the green revolution. Institutions like Create, Ciks etc are trying to save these traditional rice varities and as a general public we also have the social responsibility to save our traditional rice varieties and pass the same to the next generation.
Pachaa Traders Organic Traditional and Naturals is interacting with the organic farmers and other organic institutions to bring more traditional rice varieties with medicinal properties for the benefit of the general public. Some of the traditional rice varieties which we were able to bring to our store are .

Kala Namak (Crop duration is 120 days)

Kalanamak is one of the finest quality  rices of India. It derives its name from black husk (kala = black; the suffix ‘namak’ means salt). This variety is in cultivation since the Buddhist period (600 BC). It is said to be better than Basmati in all aspects except grain length, and is considered the finest quality of rice in international trade.
Many diseases related to kidney, skin, blood, cancer, brain etc will get controlled after consuming kala namak rice. Kala Namak has also got the medicinal properties to get rid of Diabetic and B.P. According to Farmer Mani budha used to consume only this rice and even today buddist monks will carry this rice where ever they go. The reason they live longer is because they consume this rice.

Thooyamalli (Crop duration is  140 days)

Thooyamalli, a traditional rice variety, gets its name from its striking resemblance of jasmine buds. Thooyamalli is healthy and tasty rice which increases nerves strength and is  suitable for preparation of biriyani

Kullakkar (Crop Duration is 90-105 days)

Kullakkar, is a short duration red rice cultivated in summer season . The crop is highly drought, pest and disease resistant and locally the straw is a preferred roofing material. The rice can be used in the preparation of idlidosaputtu, as porridge as well as cooked rice. 
Medicinal properties are also attributed to this rice include revitalizing and energizing the body, lowering bad cholesterol levels, controlling blood sugar levels, Red rice varieties have antioxidant properties and have a higher content of zinc and iron than white rice.

Seeraga Samba ( Crop duration – 120 to 125 days)

Seeraga Samba, is a long duration aromatic rice traditionally grown in Tamil Nadu. It derives its name because the small white ovular fine grains resemble seeds of Seeragam/Jeera/Cumin and it is mostly cultivated in the Samba season (August to January). The grains are much smaller than other varieties and when cooked is less ‘fluffy’ and loose in texture with a starchy/corny flavor. The rice is easy to cook, delicious taste and aromatic, rich in vitamins with a high caloric value. Traditionally used in the preparation of biriyani and preparation of rice items – Lemon riceTamarind rice, Tomato rice, etc. 

Mappillai Samba (Crop duration- 160 days)

This is one of the rice varieties which lost after the green revolution. The name of this rice is based on  a instance. Earlier this rice will be given to the bride groom before the marriage to increase his strength which will help him to lift the stone (illavata kal) so the name. This rice is said to improve digestion, cure mouth ulcers and peoples with diabetic also can consume this rice.

Karung Kuruvai (Crop duration – 110 days)

Karung kuruvai rice has got a “kayakalpam” property which will protect our body. Siddha doctors use this rice variety to prepare medicines. Karung kuruvai is used to treat peoples suffering from Elephantiasis. According to farmer Dr.Mani this rice is helps to dilute all the bad cholesterols in our body. It can be consumed as rice and its also very much suitable for idly and dosa.

Poongar (Crop duration – 70 days)

Poongar is a treasure. It can withstand even floods and also can grow without much of water. This rice is also called as “Arubatham Kodai”.  Its suitable for rice, idly and dosa. This rice variety gives strength to our body. Peoples used to consume the bran of this rice and it seems the bran will also be very tasty. In olden days grannies used to make prodigies with this rice and give it to pregnant ladies to get normal delivery.

Kattuyanam (Crop duration – 180 days)

This rice variety will help peoples to control diabetics. People used to consume “kasayam”  made out of this rice bran. This rice is good for making rice, idly and dosa

Kandasali ( Crop duration – 125 days)

Kandasali is 125 days crop, very good rice for making pongal. We have aromatic variety of this rice in our store.

Kavuni Rice (Crop duration – 130 days)

This rice is in existence from Chola period. It has got various medicinal benefits. It gives strength to the body. Pregnant ladies used to consume this rice for normal delivery. Red Kavuni and Black kavuni rice is available in the market. Black kavni rice is used to treat dog bites. 

Kitchadi Samba

According to farmer Mr.Meenakshi sundaram Kichadi samba rice has got high medicinal property . Its good for some skin diseases.

Sornamasuri Rice

This rice has derived its name from its colour. The rice will be in the colour of gold, sornam means gold so its name. we have sornamasuri brown rice in our store this is good for diabetic peoples.


Ponni is a high yielding variety developed by Tamil Nadu Agricultural University and is widely cultivated in Tamil Nadu. The rice is generally used for everyday consumption. It is a table variety.
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